Winter Practice Tips: Spins and Other Resources

“How much should my daughter be practicing?” and “what should we be working on?” are two of my most consistently frequently asked questions, both from readers writing in and from my own students. Since the off-season is the time when people seem to be the most unsure, here is a list of resources you can use as a training guide!

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Seeking the Next Level

No matter how much success you’ve had, there’s always another level. More in the video!

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How to Get Your Athletes to Focus on the Details

In this week’s video, I share with you my favorite demonstration that I use to explain to my athletes the reasons behind the things we do in the gym. This exercise will show your athletes how focusing on technical details and “the big picture” leads to much greater improvement than simply by “pushing harder”.

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Arm Circle Timing

In this week’s video I answer a reader question about arm circle timing.

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Differences in Medicine Ball Exercises for Pitching and Hitting

Medicine ball exercises are an essential training component for softball players because blend strength training with sport specific movements. In this week’s videos I explain the subtle differences in medicine ball exercise technique for softball pitching and hitting.

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Thanksgiving Break Workouts

This week many athletes will be off or home from school. If you’re in the Northeast, you may even be stuck at home due to the impending winter storm. For athletes (and maybe parents) looking to stay fit over the holiday break, or maybe just hoping to burn some calories, I’ve put together a catalog …

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Coordinating Upper and Lower Body Power

In today’s video I answer reader Alissa’s question about coordinating the arm circle and leg drive to get the most speed out of the pitching motion.

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Another Exercise to Become More Explosive

In this week’s video I introduce a lower body strength training exercise that every athlete and trainer should be incorporating into their program. In the video, I explain the reasons you should be including it, as well as demonstrate alternatives and progressions for every level of athlete.

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Where Does Power Come From: A Follow-Up

In my last post I answered a reader’s question about where power comes from in windmill pitching. As you can see, the answer is not a matter of opinion; there is a right and a wrong answer based on the laws of physics. If that’s the case, why are there so many varying pitching styles out there? I think I can answer that one for you as well.

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Losing Speed Between Outdoors and Indoors

This week reader Ron asked about his daughter’s drop-off in speed when she moves indoors for winter practice. Hear my thoughts in today’s video!

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